Our businesses are valuable. So what makes more sense: demonstrating that value to potential customers, or hoarding trade secrets and other information like it’s a pile of treasure? It may seem counterintuitive, but giving things away for free is actually a great way to generate profit. In the model described in THE GO-GIVER, free information is […]
Your boss might be manipulating you. Or it could be your girlfriend. Or your dad. Serial manipulators come in many forms—and they can be hard to spot, because their talent is taking advantage of people. How can you protect yourself? Learn to spot the wolves with our latest Instaread, IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING.
Happiness isn’t a blissful, mysterious state, according to the Dalai Lama. It’s a habit of mind that requires a certain rigor. Finding happiness is a lifelong project of replacing negative emotions with positive ones, and it’s a process of trial and error. The good news is that the return on investment is huge—and it’s available to […]
As the co-founder of the Chicken Soup for the Soul empire, Jack Canfield believes that emotional wellness and material success are deeply intertwined. In THE SUCCESS PRINCIPLES, Canfield spends more time selling the benefits of introspection than the productivity tips that are commonly found in self-improvement books. One of Canfield’s most interesting claims is that everyone […]
Everyone has an inner monologue. Buddhists call it our “monkey mind”—the constant stream of chatter that narrates the day, second-guesses our decisions, and steals our ability to focus. Do you need to reclaim some headspace? Our new Instaread original on MINDFULNESS is your shortcut to feeling calm, cool, and collected.
We often think of deep wisdom as belonging to the select few—philosophers, religious leaders, and other learned teachers. But what if your spiritual mentor were just a regular guy who you met at the gas station? (Or better yet, what if the wisest person you knew was you?) Learn how anyone can seek and find enlightenment with our new […]
Nothing beats the alchemy of a well-built team, which helps effective individuals showcase their talents and shore up weaknesses with support from colleagues. But after you put together a perfectly balanced group, there’s still the matter of actually getting the work done. With everyone bringing different working styles and approaches to project management to the […]
Michael Bloomberg was not part of the Democratic debate on Thursday night. But his campaign, only a few weeks old, has already made a splash by committing to spending hundreds of millions on a two-pronged approach to 2020, with about half the money going to anti-Trump and voter registration ads. Our latest Instaread original takes a […]
Neil Strauss was unlucky in love until he joined a community of men who treated sex and dating like a game. Led by a schizophrenic illusionist who called himself “Mystery” (and charged each of his protégés a $500 consulting fee), Strauss and his fellow pickup artists built a toxic subculture that preyed on women in […]
Being a smart leader isn’t necessarily about training and knowledge. It’s about mindset: knowing how to apply the right cognitive lens to the situation at hand. High achievers have supple minds that move easily between different points of view. Ready to put on your thinking cap? Check out our Instaread on John C. Maxwell’s HOW SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE […]